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Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber
Philosopher | Developer of Integral Theory | Author | Co-founder of Integral Life
Philosopher | Developer of Integral Theory | Author | Co-founder of Integral Life
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Often referred to as the “Einstein of consciousness studies”, Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life.

Ken Wilber is one of the most important philosophers in the world today… with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages. …

Ken is the originator of the world’s first truly comprehensive or integrative philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory.” As Wilber himself puts it: “I’d like to think of it as one of the first believable world philosophies” — something that is becoming increasingly necessary in order to navigate and thrive in today’s world.

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This is the primary organization relating to Integral Theory / Philosophy, and the main platform for Ken Wilber.

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A media community that helps people thrive in a rapidly-evolving world. We help people live more fulfilling lives with experiences, media and practices that can help them grow. Our membership can help you expand your mind, understand your world, and practice your full potential.

There is much free content on the website and elsewhere. Additional resources are available for a modest monthly fee.

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A Theory Of Everything
A Theory of Everything
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An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality
Clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories
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An excellent primer explaining Integral Theory. The ideas have been extended since this was published, but it’s still a great place to start learning Integral Theory.

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A concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber’s revolutionary thought and its application in today’s world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as politics, medicine, business, education, and the environment. Wilber also discusses daily practises that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives.

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"Must read if you want to know how this happened" | "Restores my sanity"
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In Trump and a Post-Truth World – a provocative work – philosopher Ken Wilber applies his Integral approach to explain how we arrived where we are and why there is cause for hope.  He lays much of the blame on a failure at the progressive, leading edge of society. This leading edge is characterized by the desire to be as just and inclusive as possible, and to it we owe the thrust toward women’s rights, the civil rights movement, the environmental movement, and the concern for oppression in all its forms. This is all evolutionarily healthy. But what is unhealthy is a creeping postmodernism that is elitist, “politically correct,” insistent on an egalitarianism that is itself paradoxically hierarchical, and that looks down on “deplorables.” Combine this with the techno-economic demise of many traditional ways of making a living, and you get an explosive mixture. As Wilber says, for some Trump voters: “Everywhere you are told that you are fully equal and deserve immediate and complete empowerment, yet everywhere you are denied the means to actually achieve it. You suffocate, you suffer, and you get very, very mad.”

It is only when members of society’s leading edge can heal themselves that a new, Integral evolutionary force can emerge to move us beyond the social and political turmoil of our current time to offer genuine leadership toward greater wholeness.

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A Very Short Introduction
"Like a stick of Dynamite--Small but Powerful!" | "Finally, a great introduction to Wilber's work"
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A pop-culture presentation of the Integral Approach from visionary genius Ken Wilber, designed as an easy introduction to his work.

What if we attempted to create an all-inclusive map that touches the most important factors from all of the world’s great traditions? Using all the known systems and models of human growth—from the ancient sages to the latest breakthroughs in cognitive science—Ken Wilber distills their major components into five simple elements, ones that readers can relate to their own experience right now. With clear explanations, practical exercises, and familiar examples, The Integral Vision invites readers to share in the innovative approach to spiritual growth, business success, and personal relationships.

This book has been adapted from the 2009 graphic edition

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Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy
"The first truly comprehensive map of the human mind."
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The goal of an “integral psychology” is to honor and embrace every legitimate aspect of human consciousness under one roof. This book presents one of the first truly integrative models of consciousness, psychology, and therapy. Drawing on hundreds of sources—Eastern and Western, ancient and modern—Wilber creates a psychological model that includes waves of development, streams of development, states of consciousness, and the self, and follows the course of each from subconscious to self-conscious to superconscious. Included in the book are charts correlating over a hundred psychological and spiritual schools from around the world, including Kabbalah, Vedanta, Plotinus, Teresa of Ávila, Aurobindo, Theosophy, and modern theorists such as Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Jane Loevinger, Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan, Erich Neumann, and Jean Gebser. Integral Psychology is Wilber’s most ambitious psychological system to date and is already being called a landmark study in human development.

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A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual
"At once challenging and uplifting, tender yet assertive" | "a masterpiece guide of grounded, intelligent, self-transforming wisdom"
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Now there is a way to not just think Integrally, but to embody an Integral worldview in your everyday life.

Integral Life Practice is not just a new approach to self-development and higher awareness, but a way of making sense of—and making best use of—the existing treasure trove of insights, methods, and practices for cultivating a more enlightened life. It offers a uniquely adaptive approach to awakened living that’s suitable for everyone: people with busy careers and families, college students, retirees, even hardcore athletes and yogis. It’s geared for devout—and irreverent—people of any religion, or no religion!

This highly flexible system will help you develop your physical health, spiritual awareness, emotional balance, mental clarity, relational joy, and energy level, within a framework that integrates all aspects of your life. Combining original exercises, vivid examples, cutting-edge theory, and illustrative graphics, Integral Life Practice is the ultimate handbook for realizing freedom and fullness in the 21st century.

For more information, visit www.Integral-Life-Practice.com.

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The Spirit Of Evolution
A tour de force of scholarship and vision
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With 800+ pages, this is not a light read. It’s been both very highly applauded and significantly criticised. Yet it remains a foundational, must-read work for anyone with a serious interest in consciousness and evolution.

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In this tour de force of scholarship and vision, Ken Wilber traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind and describes the common patterns that evolution takes in all three of these domains. From the emergence of mind, he traces the evolution of human consciousness through its major stages of growth and development. He particularly focuses on modernity and postmodernity: what they mean; how they impact gender issues, psychotherapy, ecological concerns, and various liberation movements; and how the modern and postmodern world conceives of Spirit. This second edition features forty pages of new material, new diagrams, and extensively revised notes.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Ken Wilber has been interviewed

Full episode: https://integrallife.com/no-boundary-ken-wilber-goes-back-to-high-school/ Free Email Course on Building Your Integral Life: https://bit.ly/byim-integrallife Ken speaks with high school students to discuss his 1979 classic, No Boundary. What follows is a lively …Read more
In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom’s David Fuller, Ken Wilber reflects on the turbulent dynamics of the last few years, and particularly the trajectory of the figures in what was …Read more
Watch the Full Conversation: https://integrallife.com/integral-critical-theory-the-8-zones-of-racism/ Free Email Course on Building Your Integral Life: https://bit.ly/byim-integrallife We are here today to talk about the 8 critical zones of integral metatheory, and to …Read more
November 26th, 2021 Ken Wilber visits The Stoa to discuss the wisdom of integral theory. Past guests of The Stoa asked Ken questions. They include Bonnitta Roy, Gail Bradbrook, Zachary …Read more
In this very special episode of The Ken Show we are joined by Aissatou Diallo, Zoe Tray, and Noah Delorme, students at Choate Rosemary Hall who have been studying Ken …Read more
Everybody is born at square one. There will always be people at red, and that is fine. There will always be people at amber, and that is fine. There will always be people at orange, and that is fine (and so on). An enlightened society would always make room for that by recognizing that stages in development are also stations …Read more
Text by Corey W. DeVos We are here today to talk about the 8 critical zones of integral metatheory, and to apply them to the ongoing cultural conversation taking place around race, racism, and other kinds of bigotry that we continue to see in the world. This discussion is going to be a great opportunity to not only learn more …Read more
Integral Life now has an iOS app! “This is the best and easiest way for supporting members of Integral Life to stay connected with and current with all of our releases, and to enjoy our media on the go. You can also access all of our practice sessions in the app, navigate our entire library of content, and even mark …Read more
Today we take a close look at “power”, which is one of those words that everyone says but few people fully understand. Or at the very least, people tend to have many different meanings for “power”, which shows up somewhat differently depending on what quadrant you are looking at, and what altitude you are looking from. And as is often …Read more
“It is not that these energy fields are radically meta-physical, because if they were, then all of these fields (because they would not in any way be bound to physical objects), could and would be surrounding all physical objects, whereas in fact, these fields only emerge with (and surround) material objects of a corresponding degree of complexity.” —Ken Wilber In …Read more
In this very special episode of The Ken Show we are joined by Aissatou Diallo, Zoe Tray, and Noah Delorme, students at Choate Rosemary Hall who have been studying Ken Wilber’s seminal book, Sex, Ecology, Spirituality for their senior year project. Watch as Ken, Aissatou, Zoe, and Noah unpack many of the core insights of SES and discuss the unique …Read more
The eight primordial zones refer to the most fundamental perspectives that we can take on any phenomenon. Most of us are already familiar with Ken Wilber’s Four Quadrant map, but this presentation goes one step deeper — we aren’t just looking at the quadrants themselves, but the “inner” and “outer” dimensions of each quadrant (i.e. looking at each quadrant from …Read more
Welcome to the Integral Summer of Love! Over the next several weeks we will be publishing a series of Ken Show discussions that explore the ongoing unfoldment of love along the paths of Waking Up, Growing Up, Opening Up, Cleaning Up, and Showing Up. These are some of the most powerful, transformative, and touching conversations Ken has ever recorded. — …Read more
Welcome back to The Ken Show! In this episode we continue our fascinating discussion about Integral epistemology, taking a look at the important but partial truths of Marxism, how we go about verifying and confirming spiritual experiences, and the involutionary/evolutionary nature of mathematics. This is a continuation of the previous episode of The Ken Show, where we walked through a …Read more
We are very happy to announce that the long-awaited film adaptation of Ken Wilber’s Grace and Grit is being released TOMORROW, Friday, June 4! Adapting Treya and Ken Wilber’s story of courage, transcendence, and eternal love as chronicled in the globally acclaimed book, Grace and Grit, the film stars Mena Suvari, Stuart Townsend, Frances Fisher, Mariel Hemingway, Rebekah Graf, Nick …Read more
Your iInvitation to a live showing of Grace and Grit, followed by a discussion with Ken Wilber, Sebastian Siegel, Mariane Williamson, and Deepak Chopra. When: Tuesday, May 25th Where: Sedona, AZ Grace and Grit tells the true story of iconic philosopher Ken Wilber and his wife Treya. Based on the acclaimed book chronicling Treya’s journals, they fall madly in love …Read more
Join this year’s main global integral gathering the IEC Online 2021 event! You can access all presenters, workshops and recordings with 122 contributors and 700 participants from 58 countries. https://2021.online.integraleuropeanconference.com/info/Join IEC Online 2021 – Integral European Conference2021.online.integraleuropeanconference.com19-23 May, 2021 | Registration is Open, see Tickets & Info …Read more
Subscribe to our free podcast, and receive free weekly Integral discussions, transmitted directly to your favorite podcast app! https://integrallife.com/podcasts/Podcast – Integral Lifeintegrallife.comHere you can find both our free podcast, called Everyone Is Right, as well as our exclusive members-only podcast. …Read more
The official trailer for Grace and Grit. The film releases on June 4th, starring Mena Suvari and Stuart Townsend. Directed by our very good friend Sebastian Siegel.Grace and Grit | Official Trailer – Opening June 4, 2021www.youtube.comGrace and Grit tells the true story of iconic philosopher Ken Wilber (Townsend) and his wife Treya (Suvari). Based on the acclaimed book chronicling …Read more
Our dear friend Jun Po Roshi passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12. As a way to commemorate Jun Po’s incredible legacy and wisdom, we have published this dialogue for free. Please enjoy. In this provocative and exhilarating dialogue, Jun Po and Ken Wilber take an in-depth look at Keith Martin-Smith’s book, A Heart Blown Open: The Life and Practice …Read more
Good news! The Grace and Grit film will be released to theaters, streaming, and on-demand on June 4th. Stay tuned for more details as they come!Quiver Distribution Nabs ‘Grace and Grit’ With Mena Suvari (EXCLUSIVE)variety.comQuiver Distribution has landed North American rights to “Grace and Grit,” starring Mena Suvari and Stuart Townsend. It will release the film in theaters, as well …Read more
The second half of this recent episode of The Ken Show is live! — “The entire Kosmos arises in the eye of Spirit, in the I of Spirit, in my own intrinsic awareness, this simple ever-present state, and I am simply that.” -Ken Wilber — PART 5: THE FIVE MEANINGS OF “SPIRITUALITY” “Spiritualiity” is a fairly nebulous word that can …Read more
All of us possess three primary modes of perception that we use to disclose reality – the “Eye of Flesh”, the “Eye of Mind”, and the “Eye of Spirit”. Watch as Ken and Corey explore these ideas and the many ways we perceive and interpret spiritual realities. Welcome back to The Ken Show! “With the eye of Spirit, God can …Read more
Watch as Corey W. DeVos and Ryan Oelke take you on a cinematic journey through the stages of human development, using a series of 21 carefully-curated film clips to illustrate some of the most important qualities of each stage. Why film clips? Simple — it’s fun! Plus, these clips are from some of the most popular films from the last …Read more
A new art gallery featuring the woodworks of Corey W. DeVos. Enjoy!Vision Logix Woodworks – Integral Lifeintegrallife.comIn recent years, much of my creativity has been focused around my woodworking. It has become an all-consuming passion for me, and over the last year or so I have created a number of custom-designed carvings that try to bring integral ideas and iconography …Read more
In this continuation of our “integral media” series, Ryan Oelke and Corey W. DeVos take another look at the major stages of human development, using a series of 33 video games in order to illustrate the qualities and characteristics of each stage. All of this allows you to not only observe these stages within you, but to actively inhabit, engage, …Read more
In this fascinating free ebook (a sidebar to Ken Wilber’s book Boomeritis: A Novel That Will Set You Free) Ken offers a summary of integral historiography, revealing a far more comprehensive way to integrate multiple schools of historiography and to deepen our enactment of both the facts and most salient interpretations of the historical record. https://integrallife.com/who-ate-captain-cook-integral-historiography-in-a-postmodern-age/ Also be sure to …Read more
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” —Ernest Hemingway Our crisis of trust has been rapidly compounding in recent years, as the internet has delivered us into an age of aperspectival madness — an epistemic breakdown where shared reality becomes splintered into hermetically-sealed social media silos, where all enfoldment between opposing perspectives …Read more
SATURDAY: FREE ONLINE PRACTICE RETREAT How long have you been holding your breath? It’s been a very long week in the world of politics as the entire nation (not to mention the rest of the world) eagerly awaits the final result of the 2020 election. And it’s bringing up all of the usual emotions that come with such radical uncertainty …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: (1) This article proposes that desire, as all lines of development, evolves toward greater complexity and is an all-quadrant phenomenon. integrallife.com/the-developmen… …Read more
The eighth major stage of human development, featuring clips from The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, The Fountain, and the video game Everything. Full presentation here: https://t.co/hJiLgSM8kE https://t.co/5eNO6JNdcj Quoted tweet from @IntegralLife: (1) Today we will take a look at the eighth and final (for now) stage of development — the Turquoise (mature integral) stage. You can find all these stage descriptions, …Read more
The first of the Integral stages of human development. Film and video game clips by @CoreyWdeVos. See the full presentation here: https://t.co/hJiLgSM8kE https://t.co/zETGIdZou8 Quoted tweet from @IntegralLife: (1) Alright, let’s take a momentous leap to the next major stage of human development — the Teal (integral) stage! You can find descriptions for all these stages, as well as dozens of …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: (1) We’re going Green! Welcome to the sixth major stage of human development. You can find a complete list of all these stage descriptions, as well as dozens of film and video game clips, here: integrallife.com/what-are-the-s… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: (1) Let’s jump into the fifth major stage of human development, the Orange (rational) stage! You can find a full list off these stages here, along with over 20 film clips (and 30 video games) to help illustrate the major qualities of each level: integrallife.com/what-are-the-s… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: Let’s get traditional and talk about the fourth major stage of human development, the Amber (mythic) stage. You can find this full presentation, including more than 20 film clips and 30 video game clips, on this page: integrallife.com/what-are-the-s… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: (1) Today we will be taking a look at the third major stage of human development: the Red (egoic) stage. You can find a full list of these stages, along with more than 20 film clips and 30 video game clips, on this page: integrallife.com/what-are-the-s… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: Today we will be taking a look at the Magenta (magic) stage of development, using film clips and video games to illustrate some of the most important qualities of this stage. The full presentation can be found here: integrallife.com/what-are-the-s… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: Let’s take a cinematic journey through the major stages of human development, using a series of carefully-curated film clips (and more than 30 video games) to illustrate some of the most important qualities of each stage. Excerpted from integrallife.com/what-are-the-s… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: A new page I created, using film clips and video games to illustrate the major stages of development. Helps show how integral ideas can be applied to any medium/genre, and deepens our appreciation and enactment of our most treasured cultural artifacts. integrallife.com/what-are-the-s… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: A really great episode with @ryanoelke and myself, exploring how to cultivate “confident humility” that aligns our most awesome inner capacities with greater epistemic curiosity, flexibility, and multi-perspectival awareness. integrallife.com/inhabit-your-h… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: It’s the Integral Summer of Love! Over the next 6 weeks we will publish a series of discussions that explore multiple paths of conscious love. These are without a doubt some of the most powerful and moving conversations Ken Wilber has ever been part of. integrallife.com/practice-the-w… …Read more
The official Grace and Grit trailer is here! The film releases on June 4th, starring @Stu_townsend and Mena Suvari. Directed by our good friend @SebastianSiegel. youtube.com/watch?v=nyyd7Q… …Read more
Good news! The Grace and Grit film will be released to theaters, streaming, and on-demand on June 4th. Stay tuned for more details as they come! #GraceAndGrit variety.com/2021/film/news… …Read more
This week’s live practice schedule at Integral Life. https://t.co/GM1hkH0Uud Quoted tweet from @IntegralLife: We’ve got a very full week of Integral Life Practice sessions for you all! Something tells us you’re going to need it…. mailchi.mp/integrallife/c… …Read more
“Love is a time-honored way to transcend the separate-self sense and leap into the sublime.” “Real love will take you far beyond yourself; and therefore real love will devastate you.” —Ken Wilber Here’s a great way to bring more love into the world:inamirror.com …Read more
Watch as Ken offers a stunning overview of the psychological shadow, describing several different kinds of shadow — projection, introjection, and retroflection — and how each of these represents a particular breakdown in the subject/object relationship. integrallife.com/integrating-sh… …Read more
Subscribe to our free podcast, Everyone Is Right, to receive new and classic Ken Wilber dialogues every week.integrallife.com/podcasts/ …Read more
Today on The Ken Show: Abortion, the Death Penalty, Drone Warfare, and other controversial issues that are demanding a more integral view. Join us at 3 PM MT (2 PM PT, 5 PM ET) for this FREE webinar with Ken Wilber.integrallife.com/live …Read more
Check out the new Grace and Grit film trailer! Starring #menasuvari and @stu_townsend, written and directed by @SebastianSiegel.integrallife.com/watch-the-grac… …Read more
Ken Wilber retweeted: We just released our annual “Best of 2018” Talks, Presentations & Practices from Integral Life’s year, featuring @TheKenWilber @RobbSmith @GinnyWhitelaw @CoreyWdeVos @DailyEvolver @DrKeithWitt @leadermaturity and many others… Have a safe & loving New Year Celebration! …Read more
Join Ken Wilber and @CoreyWdeVos today for a FREE webinar about one of the most important components of integral metatheory, stages of development, and practices to accelerate your growth through these stages. Begins at 2PM PT (5PM ET) on Integral Live.integrallife.com/live …Read more
Free dialogue: Centering Prayer — Its History and Importance with Fr. Thomas Keating and Ken Wilber. integrallife.com/centering-pray… …Read more
Watch as @TheKenWilber and @CoreyWdeVos offer a powerful summary of human potentials, talents, and intelligences — a comprehensive map of the territory of “you” that will help guide your own ongoing growth and development. integrallife.com/the-many-ways-… …Read more
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